The Komagata Maru Incident
In Sharon Pollock's THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT, the immigration of 376 East Indian immigrants to Vancouver stirs up political storm.
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This show closed on September 24, 2017
In 1914, a shipload of emigrants from the British Raj were denied entry to Vancouver, then Canada’s most diverse city. While using every means at his disposal to enforce the racist policies of his political masters, immigration inspector William Hopkinson is torn between his own ambition and the secret he harbours within. The play exposes the cost not only to those newcomers but also to existing minority residents who struggled to find their place amid the systemic racism of the era.
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